The Melbourne-based singer/songwriter, who shot to international stardom with his track ‘Somebody That I Used To Know,’ beat out tough competition from local favourites 360, Gin Wigmore, Kimbra and Temper Trap for the honour.
But the journey doesn’t end there! Gotye will now progress to the second round of voting, going head to head with Chinese Mando-pop singer Han Geng in the ‘Asia Pacific’ category.
The representative for ‘Asia Pacific’ will be announced on Tuesday, October 30 along with the other regional winners from Europe, Latin America, North America, and Africa/India/Middle East. These five regional nominees will then battle for votes for the ‘Worldwide Act’ distinction, with the winner named at the ‘2012 MTV EMA’ in Frankfurt!
Hosted by Heidi Klum, the 19th annual ‘MTV EMA’ will broadcast live from Frankfurt’s historic Festhalle on Monday, November 12, from 6am AEDT (8am NZ)
Taylor Swift, Muse, No Doubt, Carly Rae Jepsen, fun. and Rita Ora are confirmed to perform, with even more acts still to be announced!
Rihanna and Taylor Swift top the list of nominees with six and five nods respectively, while Justin Bieber and Katy Perry follow closely behind with four nominations each.
CLICK HERE to vote for Gotye in the Asia Pacific round of the Worldwide Act award!
Don’t miss the ‘2012 MTV EMA’ when it premieres live on MTV Australia on Monday, November 12 from 6am AEDT (8am NZ)
Written by Lauren Alpe
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